Nostalgia always sells.I find it fascinating that it was long enough ago that we can consider something like the peak days of AVGN nostalgic, even though the theme of it was nostalgia.
Nostalgia for nostalgia.
Well, that and due to the advancement of modern tech and how we consume/distribute information online; things age much faster. Think back to the early 2000's internet humour and reflect on just how rigged and defined it was. Today's memes have a month at best shelf life before being phased out or deep fried beyond any recognition.